Silver 2019 / People / Culture

Grandma Divers

  • Photographer
    Alain Schroeder
  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/Environmental, Silver in People/Culture, Gold in People/Portrait, 1st place winner in People

Jeju island is the home of the renowned Haenyeo or women of the sea who free dive harvesting delicacies from the sea. Wearing thin rubber suits and old fashioned goggles, this aging group of women are celebrated as a national treasure and inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.